Take your Arduino skills too the next level!
You'll make a lamp that glows, flickers, or pulses, looking interesting, a concrete example of what you can make.
You'll also learn, and do, some things not covered in the Intro to Arduino class.
You'll learn how to control a strip of LED's to make them change color and brightness, and move in patterns.
You'll learn how to install additional libraries of software, so you will be able to make use of a lot of great software others have written and contributed.
You'll learn how to let Arduinos control devices that need more power than an Arduino can provide directly.
You'll learn some fabrication techniques that you can use in other projects.
With the Decatur Lantern Parade coming up (10 May), now is a great time to gain these skills, to make a fascinting lantern to show off.
Some prior Arduino (or other) programming experience would be helpful, but is not required to take this class. You'll go home with your very own glowing cloud to hang on the wall!
The workshop takes about 3 hours.
PRICE:- $60 for non-members of Freeside- $30 for members of Freeside (please pay full amount and we will refund you the difference.)
Price includes: An Arduino Uno clone, an LED strip, and materials needed to build your cloud. You will get to take these home with you!
**IMPORTANT AND REQUIRED:
- A laptop computer with WiFi
- An installed copy of the Arduino IDE (it's free) - here's where to get it: https://tinyurl.com/d...
- An installed driver for the CH340 serial chip - here is a discussion about how to do this: https://tinyurl.com/c...
PLEASE have the IDE and the driver installed BEFORE the Meetup.
Building on the basics of using an Arduino, this class will move forward, anddiscuss:- how to use libraries of code, benefitting from the work of others- how to work with the LED strips that will illuminate your cloud- how addressable RGB LED's work, and how the library we will use controls them- circuit design to allow an Arduino to control something it is not actually powering.
Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA
Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 PM
Price: 60.00 USD